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Posts Tagged ‘Smuggler Mtn’

St. Mary’s And Smuggler Mountain

St. Mary's Church, City Hall, with late spring snow and cloud on Smuggler Mtn.

St. Mary's Church, City Hall, with late spring snow and cloud on Smuggler Mtn.

Continuing the theme with churches and mountains… This late spring snow and cloud hanging on Smuggler Mountain provide a good backdrop for the bell tower and steeple of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, on Main Street in Aspen, and City Hall (at the far right). Smuggler Mountain houses an active mine, former superfund site, as well as one of the most well-traveled hiking paths in town.

Taken 5/14/2008.


Dark Sky, Fall

Sun on the fall hillside, with an evening storm looming, provide great colors!

Sun on the fall hillside, with an evening storm looming provide great colors!

Since Fall is giving way to Winter… I thought I’d post some more of my Fall photos. The mountains and weather patterns here in Aspen really provide some exceptional lighting in the mornings & evenings. This was the view of Smuggler Mountain, as I was walking into my condo a few months ago. So striking, with the sunshine highlighting the aspens, as they are starting to burst into full color, and the dark sky providing the contrasting backdrop.

Taken 9/27/2008.